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to mid-80s. northwest winds ten to 120. southern areas, down in parts of virginia, maybe southern maryland that cud get closer to 85. 53 to 63 tonight with clear to partly cloudy sky and a west wind at 5:00 and the west wind 7:18. i want to talk about the dew points the dry air that's around with dew points in the 40s to upper 50s. don't have a lot of moisture to work with. when the front comes through, it doesn't have a lot to work with. some showers off to the north in new jersey, new england. all we are seeing are high clouds streaming in from the midwest with temperatures in and around the metro. now down to 57 in reston. fairfax is 85. springfield is 62. portion county, brandywine, 60. andrews 61. columbia 60. crofton 59. montgomery county pair of 60s from gaithersburg and rockville. 65 national. dew point of 59. the winds light out of the south southwest at five and a few high clouds around. we'll expand the picture and you can see the clouds streaming in from the midwest with dying showers moving in to illinois. low pressure will perform in the midwest and head this way. a
in that stretch. in virginia there was an accident earlier on route 123 south of the occoquan river, in the southbound direction. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a r other top story, nine years after 9/11, religious tensions running high. at issue, an islamic cultural center near brown zeroth and eighth florida tester's protest. wiederkehr cultural center near ground zero. h-- and islamic cultural center. >> president obama and top military brass will remember the victims tomorrow. those military leaders are calling on pastor terry jones to cancel burning the qur'an tomorrow. that has caused a lot of controversy. there's confusion over an apparent deal that went bad. yesterday the pastor said that he called off the event after reaching a deal with the imam behind the ground zero mosque. >> i have his word that he will move ground zero mosque to a different location. >> but in new york the imam made clear that no deal has been struck. >> my major concern with moving muslim world will feel islam is under attack in america. >> i felt it was a sign from god that that was what we should d
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emergency responders today, a new generation of firefighters is joining the ranks in virginia. fairfax county celebrated the 129th graduation yesterday. they graduated to officially become professional firefighters. all have completed training and skills, emergency medicine, and vehicular extraction. the graduation speaker, the secretary of safety. >>> you have a chance to protect yourself from identity theft. it runs from 8:00 to 11:00 this morning at the rockville campus of montgomery college. bring all of your documents you want shredded to parking lot 13 adjacent to the montgomery county school's offices at 8:50 manaqui drive. among the papers being expecteded, papers with staples and paper clips are accepted. and up to five card board boxes. and/or paper bags of personal papers. >>> and still ahead this hour -- an amazing scene of destruction. that's what the investigators are calling the rubble left after this week's massive explosion in california. the latest on what they think caused this deadly blast. >>> and police in one local county are turning your ♪ ♪ [ male announcer
. james madison on the road against 13th-ranked virginia tech. turns in the play of the game, scoring a 77 yard touchdown. dukes shocked the hokies, 21-16. virginia tech follows to 0-2. college park, maryland, freshman danny o'brien threw three touchdowns in the first half. maryland put up 370 yards of offense, crushing oregon state, 62-3. its highest scoring performance in 3r5 years. navy against georgia southern. not much offense in had game. dobbs's one yard touchdown proved to be the difference. 13-7. and in baseball nationals/marlins. espinoza made a diving catch. gets the runner at first. marlins beat the nationals, 4-1. coming up later today here on nbc 4, check out our countdown to kickoff special at noon previewing the big redskins/cowboys game. big day. >>> next up, news 4's reporter's notebo notebook. we'll be back in 15 minutes with the morning's top stories and your sunday forecast. for now here's pat lawson news. >>> good morning. welcome to reporter's notebook. well, with two days to go and two weeks of early voting behind them, the candidates for the push for d.c. mayor are
for him. they spotted a car on the side of the road in manassas. he identified himself as a virginia state trooper. further investigation revealed he is not a trooper and there is now a search warrant for his arrest. the man accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend is in custody but his vehicle is still missing. tuesday the montgomery county police say joshua prince fired at least one shot at his ex. that sparked a regional manhunt and he later turned himself into police in pennsylvania. authority have not been able to locate the chevy tahoe. authorities will escort prince back to montgomery county where he is facing attempted murder charges. >>> several attack around the university of maryland campus are prompting authorities to step up the patrols this weekend. prince george's county + say there have been at least five robberies around umd in just the last three week. three students were reportedly beaten and robbed last weekend. the robberies were reported on monday within minutes of each other. the university's police chief that he may form a task force to focus this problem. >>> decision
bruno, california this week. >>>vfw workers in virginia found a discarded flag that they tracked back to the civil war era. >>> beautiful day today. i think we'llsee another beautiful day tomorrow. some changes in the forecast? i'll show it to you coming up in just a minute. lindsay? >>> the nationals tried to avoid a sixth straight loss in atlanta. the redski motivated after beating the cowboys and the ravens and jets take a hey, ove, i'm gonna need bank. any ideas? capital one bank. they're everywhere. ♪ yeah, you're right! [ horns honking ] hey, there's one right up the street. [ male announce] capital one bank. the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet? ove, go long! >>> investigators are still searching for answers about a natural gaspipeline explosion in california. the 50-year-old pipe ruptured in the city of san bruno last thursday. it ignited a fireball that destroyed nearly au50 homes. four people were killed ask more are still missing. agents with the tranortation safety board are investigating th blast. they say they're going to look at the issue o
pole knocked down there overnight. overnight construction on the beltway in virginia and tysons and the outer loop should be cleared. 95 south, the construction should be cleared out of the way as well. >> thank you. we're following a developing story now from california where one person was killed after an explosion and fire ripped through a neighborhood near san francisco. >> authorities say a ruptured gas line might be to blame for this inferno. all of it took place in the city of san bruno. officials say 53 homes were destroyed and another 120 were damaged. the fire is 50% contained. >> it was like an earthquake and a lot of rattling and the noise was phenomenal. it was so loud. >> at this point, officials don't know how many people were injured or how many are unaccounted for. crews plan to search through the rubble of the burned out homes later today. >> our other top story now, nine years after 9/11, religious tension still running high. at issue, an islamic cultural center near groundo zero and pastor's protest. at this time he has suspended plans to burn the quran. >>
that are going to continue until, well probably getting picked up about now. 95 northbound in virginia, seeing everybody moving well but the growing volume. back to you in the studio. >>> we're following a developing story out of northern california this morning where a massive fire ball is still burning out of control in the middle of a residential town in san bruno, a neighborhood south of san francisco. the massive explosion and fire ball destroyed more than 50 homes and killed at least one person. fire investigators say it appears to be a natural gas line explosion. dozens of people were injured and many more are still unaccounted for. this morning some neighbors are describing how they escaped the flames. >> i had trouble getting out, i had to -- car was -- i have a car in the driveway but it is burning already. this car was in the garage and able to get in it and i had to lift the garage door manually and jump in and ride out through the fire. and it kind of melted the tail lights a little bit. >> everyone who lives in the immediate area is being evacuated. the cause of the explosion is
or more daily. now in the district it is 40% of residents. 37% in maryland and under 34% in virginia. when it comes to eating three servings of vegetables a day, 26% of americans do that. dc is still eating pretty healthyful with 32%. maryland just urn 29 an virginia at 30%. so, if you are living in virginia i'm in the district. how are we doing? >> i'm trying. we are moms. always bring a snack just in case. i try to always have fruit in the bag to go but sometimes mcdonald's calls. >> exactly. i wasn't a big fruit and vegetable person as a child but as a parent. >> you try, you try to improve your habits. >> that's all that is important. we try and add a little more. >> got it. >>> up next hear from a woman who uses psychedelic mushrooms as medicine. that's no the kind of veggies we are talking about. >> i saw it as aioliing, breathing entity. >> in three minutes you will also hear from a johns hopkins phd on the benefits of this control technique. it is our focus on maryland's weather and traffic starting with devon lucie. >> no aberrations in the forecast. another beautiful day coming o
5:00 in the morning. 66 at national airport. ral areas of maryland and virginia, many locations upper 50s. near the bay, though, low to mid-60s. in the mountains, upper 50s. over the last 12 hours, a few high clouds drifting north an west. highs reaching the low 80s. 50s tomorrow morning. mostly sunny wednesday, near 80. area of low pressure will give us a small chance of a passing shower thursday night. perhaps into friday morning. weave to dry out a bit with highs near 80. now let's check traffic on this tuesday morning. jerry, how is it looking? >> looking good this morning so far. capital beltway, inner loop and outer loop, top side from american league to bridge doi fine. south side, no woies. getting from an trues air force base to alexandria to i-95 moving along nicely. speaking of the wilson bridge, here's the outer loop, the inner loop. again, moving along with the travel lanes open. >> thank you, jerry. >> today could decide who the next mayor of the district will be. voters will heado the polls in about two hours. fenty is vying for second term but he is facing challe
-class neighborhood in northern virginia, the president came down strongly on the side of middle income americans. >> they should definitely get an extension of the tax cuts that were instituted in 2001/2003. >> reporter: but he was just as adamant about not extending the bush tax cuts for upper incomes. >> to do it we'd have to borrow $700 billion over the course of ten years. and we just can't afford it. >> reporter: under the president's plan, the bush tax cuts would be extended permanently for couples making less than $250,000 a year and for individuals making less than $200,000. what does that mean for the middle-class? those earning between $50,000 and $75,000 would avoid a tax increase of more than $1,100 a year. those between $75,000 and $100,000 would avoid an increase of more than $1,800. but the wealthy would get hard. the 315,000 american households but the wealthy would get hit hard. the 315,000 american households that make more than a million dollars a year would see their tax bills rise on average by more than $100,000. house republican leader john boehner stunned members of both
virginia on friday. he may be travelling with the woman in a 2008 silver kia with the tag number 1ewb10. the vehicle is using a doughnut spare tire in place of a missing tire. >>> just hours left for the mayor's office and the candidates are doing everything they can do to get out the votes. but while they shake hands, there is controversy swirling over claims that some early voters were promised gift cards. someone made a hidden camera video making the same allegations. the video was sent to us by a fenty supporter. but right now both candidates say they don't know who was involved and they are not sure how to respond exactly. here is more. >> well, who knows. i mean, we can't afix any responsibility. we can certainly no one in our campaign who has anything to do with any gift cards. and the person who was involved i think on the video said something about non partisan, right? >> it is my understanding the people in the giant parking lot handing out the gift certificates are affiliated with the gray campaign, whether they are paid staff, campaign volunteers, i don't know enough about i
, it was in the mid-40s this morning. there now near 70 in much of maryland and west virginia. carolinas now upper 70s to nr 08 there. er the last 12 hours we had the rain we had yesterday move off the atlantic seaboard and some of that lingering moiure this morning condensed and forming that fog. but it has burned off and for the rest of the afternoon should be sunny and mild. highs reach low 80 by midafternoon. a look at the rest of the weekend. that'll be coming up in just a couple minutes, barbara. >> okay, tom. thank you. >>> and we ve a traffic alert for drivers who use the 14th street bridge, a new traffic pattern taking eect today. you can see the entire left shoulder of the bridge is now closed to traffic. you'll be able to get by work zone on the four right lanes. the new pattern has been in place since 5:00 this morning. this is the next phase of the construction. this marks the halfway point in that bridge project. and let's say good morning to a guy who's been gone too long. jerry edwards, welcome home. >> hi, barbara. good to be back. good morning, eryone. speaking of the 14th street bri
to the west including portions of maryland and north central virginia. close-in counties here in washington not under the dog fog advisory but you can see from the live shot, we are getting some fog. it will take some sunshine to work the fog out of the picture. by mid- to late morning, we'll start to see sunshine across the area. againly a good-hooking forecast. currently, 64 degrees at reagan national. -- generally, a good-looking forecast. warm than yesterday. rain showers have since departed to the east and it will be a nice couple of days around here with our trend to be lots of sunshine later this afternoon and temperatures in the low 80s. if you are going to the beaches next weekend, we'll talk about that coming up. but that is not for today. >> we see where your head is actually. >> yes, i'm still there. >> understandable. let's check in with julie wright and get a look at traffic. >> not locking so bad. the lane are open if you are traveling down south at the wilson bridge. top stretch. beltway behaving nicely. no incidents reported leaving college park working your way past unive
william county, virginia, are learning about mursa. the student was treated before getting cleared to head back to class. a letter was sent home to parents. >>> and fairfax county police are giving drivers fair warning. they're watching a major enforcement campaign that go after distracted drivers in a whole new approach. julie carey tell us what they'll be looking for. >> reporter: the steering wheel in one hand. the cell phone in the other. the latest example of the consequences wednesday night on franconia road. a van ran a red light causing a four vehicle crash. >> eight people were hospitalized because the guy took his phone out to check his facebook update. >> reporter: but they've learn virginia's law against texting while driving is so full of loophole, it is almost unenforceable. only 18 people have been charged this year. they'll attack with it a very tried and true charge. failure to pay full time and attention. >> whether that's speeding or personal grooming or talking on their cell phone. and because of that, their driving is not where it should be. >> reporter: to simulate th
gathering in northern virginia. >> they should definitely get an extension of the tax cuts that went to 2001-2003. >> reporter: but he says we can't afford to extend tax cuts for families who earn more than $250,000 a year. >> to do it we'd have to borrow $700 billion over -- over the course of ten years. and we just can't afford it. >> reporter: republican leaders say, we can't afford not to. >> no recovery will take place if we impose new taxes on the people we need to create jobs. >> reporter: over the weekend, house republican leader john boehner suggested he might be willing to compromise, and vote for middle-class tax cuts, even if the wealthiest had to pay more. but in a new statement, he toed the party line. republicans are unified, he wrote on twitter, to boost our economy we need to stop all tax hikes and cut spending now. a recent cbs news poll found 56% of americans are in favor of getting rid of tax breaks for the wealthy. a view that seems to favor the president's plan. but some democrats aren't so sure. >> i don't think raising taxes on any income group makes any sense right n
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of virginia compared to those that have all in it and those that do not. the results were surprising. >> a federal agency is changing a crucial policy on illegal immigrants, apparently in response to a fatal collision in colusa county. partners at wtap radio first reported the story. if cracks the horrible collision -- >> the world book collision killed one sister and injured two other nuns. an illegal immigrant with two drum driving arrests through gasoline -- and drunk driving arrests threw gasoline on an hot topic.g the legislation would call for deportation. alesi previous policy did not previous policy did not call for a hold of the illegal aliens charged. the policy would lock of illegal aliens charged with d y and keep them there through the -- and charged with a d y and keep them there 3 the -- the policy would lock of illegal aliens charged illegaldui and keep them -- charged with a dui and keep them there until they are deported. >> they will most likely keep one charged with a violent offense rather than one charged with drunken driving. >> some students are getting a pat
guard armory on east capital street. in virginia, the police and fire departments are holding a road dedication. a portion of washington boulevard adjacent to the pentagon will be renamed the 9/11 heroes memorial highway. you can get more information on all of these events by visiting just search 9/11 events. >>> it's feeling a lot like fall out there but we could get some showers this weekend. >> yeah. let's check in with doug kammerer. are we still on for sunday with a little rain? >> we're still on for sunday with a little rain. maybe a little more rain now. that rain may actually last through part of the evening hours. a lot of people don't want to hear that. let's show you what's happening. first off, 75 degrees. that's the current temperature. the humidity around 39%. we have seen a lot of cloud cover across much of the area today. especially from the district up toward the north. right now on live digital doppler, no rain to talk about. it will be dry the rest of the night. it will be dry tomorrow as well. the temperatures out there, a little on the cool sid
warning. thank you. >> a possible piece of american history is found in northern virginia. check it out. it's a 35-star american flag. members found it while sorting through a pile of flags. if it is authentic, it would have flown during the civil war. it was approved by congress after west virginia joined the union in 1863. it lasted about two years until nevada joined. >> cool. time now is 5:26. everyone running for the mayor of oakland. we will find out what they will talk about coming up. >> governor schwarzenegger's tour and how he gaut up with fellow californians. >> pg&e is backing a bill that could force to you have to pay for the next disaster. we will have a live report on that plan next. >> i live look outside this morning. enjoy the temperatures. we have that in the coming days because it sounds like rain may be in the forecast. we have a look at the full forecast and your full commute. stay with us. barbara boxer. she fought to get our veterans the first full combat carecalifornia. her after school law's keeping a million kids off the street and out of gangs. and she's figh
september for killing his 16-year-old girlfriend, her parents and another girl in virginia. he entered a plea agreement in a virginia courtroom in exchange for a 20-year sentence. >>> students in novato return to class since an -- since another student was killed by a drunk driver. the victim was a junior at novato high school. he was one of five teenagers in a bmw that crashed just before balloon on friday into a truck loaded with live cattle. police say they found empty beer cans and empty liquor bottles inside the car. >> i was stunned. i was disappointed about the choice made. >> i find it really remarkable that -- that they would leave during school hours even if it was only at lunch to do that. >> the 16-year-old driver is now under arrest. he's facing several charges, including vehicular manslaughter and dui. coming up at 6:00, allie rasmus will tell us why state investigators are now involved in how the crash has school officials rethinking their campus policy. >>> at least one in six accidents were caused by those using cell phones. the ntsb reports that more than 5400 people
virginia than into the officer patrol car. fatal crash occurred the night of july 26 2006. here at cambridge and fulton streets. he was in the stolen van with two ovrments he led police on high speed car chase after committing a string of robberies. they wound their way from highway 280 through city streets. impact of the crash turned his police cruiser on to the sidewalk. burke had been on the force 5 years at the time he was stationed at bay view police station. fellow officers were lived when they found out that pat was out on bail in the murder happened. >> i will find out why this piece of garbage was not incarcerated. >>reporter: today dozens of officers packed the courtroom to show their support for their fallen comrade. pat broke down and cried softly after the verdict was read. outside the courtroom officer burke's father spoke of for giveness if since the murder occurred during a robbery, this is a special circumstances case which means that the defendant could get life without parole. sentencing set for next month. 2 others in the van with him that night are awa
in virginia for examination. the blast killed 8 people and destroyed numerous homes. a fifth person has been charged with posing as a victim of that pipeline explosion in order to get help. 51-year-old daniel stansbury of los altos has pled not guilty to seven charges including identity theft and falsely claiming aid. prosecutors say he went to a resource center for blast victims used a false name and said he lived in the crestmoor neighborhood. he then allegedly accepted more than $2,000 in gift cards. prosecutors also say he spent nine nights in hilton hotels paid for by pg&e. >>> the off again on again execution is now off again and it will be for some time. albert greenwood brown was scheduled to be put to death tonight. it would have been california's first execution in nearly five years. but the state supreme court denied a request by the state to begin using new procedures for lethal injection. now the state won't be able to execute brown until 2011 because california's supply of lethal injection drugs expires tomorrow. a new supply won't arrive until next year. >>> a bay area mom is
by suing the federal government over the provisions of the new health care law, virginia attorney general ken kuchnellie predicts his case will end up in the supreme court. >> i hope in about a year and a half to come to a building bout two blocks that way and restore the balance of power between the states and the federal government and to kill the health care bill dead. >> reporter: similar rally was held last year with a much bigger turnout. xplained that many tea party supporters came to the glenn beck rally a few weeks ago and couldn't afford to take the same trip twice, : julie. >> julie: in washington, thank you very much, steve. n.a.t.o. forces in afghanistan break up a terror plot aimed at breaking up next week's election and the province killing a taliban commander and four insurgen. rt intelligence reports say the group was planning to fire rockets on afghan polling places. held captive for more than a year in iran now, another deal on the table that could possibly bring an american woman home. but she leaves behind two american friends, iran refes to release. new informatio
against gay marriage, florida, indiana, michigan, virginia, and utah. >>> well, from lady gaga to the white house don't ask don't tell has been a hot topic. here to break it down is santa clara university law professor. thanks for joining us. a lot on those topics this week senate democrats couldn't get enough votes even though earlier this month a u.s. district judge ruled the policy was unconstitutional what does that ruling mean for the few which are of don't ask don't tell? >> i think we will find out what that means in the next few weeks. judges asked both sides to tell her how broad the injunction should be. it could mean we have one district judge declare that nationwide the policy has to be stopped or we might decide it has a smaller effect only on the people in the suit. >> legally speaking when you say don't ask don't tell is a policy, is it a law? a policy. >> a federal law enacted that says if you are a military personnel you cannot actively discover the sexual orientation of a member and if you are a member of the military you don't have to reveal or shouldn't reve
't want to purchase. when the same lawsuit was filed in virginia, by the attorney general of virginia, ken keusch cuccinelli, that's been on your show, a federal judge in virginia appointed by a democratic president said when the government tried to dismiss the case, you know what, the attorney general of virginia is right, congress has never done this before, she have a -- they have a very strong argument to say it doesn't have this power, i'm not going to dismiss the indicate -- the case. so the passer in florida, a lawsuit, joined by 19 other states, the federal government doesn't reply with an answer, it replies with an appeal to dismiss the lawsuit so, the judge will only dismiss the lawsuit if there's no legal basis for it whatsoever. there is. martha: will it be let's move on to the next step? >> correct. the next step will then be a legal analysis of the history of the commerce clause and whether the constitution was written to give congress this kind of power. for example, suppose the congress declares that the sun causes skin cancer. that would be a reasonable statement to make.
donald of virginia. he said that no later than a week before she's scheduled to be killed, which is september 23rd, he will decide whether he's going to be granting her clemency but we're not sure what his decision is going to be on that. >> back to teresa and her mental capacity, she was tested and tell me a little bit more about what those tests revealed about her mental disability. >> she took two iq tests. one she scored a 73 and the other a 70. 70 and below is considered legally mentally disabled. she was ruled borderline functioning, the stage above intellectually disabled and therefore she can still be legally sentenced to death although it's very controversial. >> and the plot that she was convicted of was said to be because of insurance money, $250,000. but then you have this note that rotney fuller wrote before he committed suicide. from your report, that's not admissible. explain why. >> it is inadmissible because there's a limit to the kind of evidence that you can present before an appeals court after a sentence like this has already been handed down. and i spoke with ms. lewis' defen
in the 50s. baltimore, 58 degrees. frederick, maryland, 59 degrees. manassas, virginia, 55. 56degrees in fredericksburg. here is a look at the satellite- radar. then we'll he show you what is happening out west. this is a radar image. no satellite. couple of clouds moving through. nothing in the way of precipitation for us. it will be late saturday night in the first part of sunday when we finally get some precipitation coming in. you can see the a precipitation tea creasing from what we've seen over the central and southern plains as it make its way eastward. we could use the rain but we will not get flood flooding rains or anything like that like they saw in the plains. nothing like that headed our way. forecast for washington for had you had looks like this. 78degrees for your high. lots of sunshine, not bad. tomorrow, high near 80. sunny, i think tomorrow will be beautiful, i great weekend day. a chance of rain i would say after midnight saturday night into the first half of sunday until about noon, 1:00, 2:00, then we think the showers wrap up. should be dry. you will need a towe
to visit to the home district of a virginia congressman today to make some points about the economy and the upcoming election. with that in mind, the president visited the fairfax, virginia home of a family hit home by the economicdown turn. the congressman there is in a tough reelection fight. mr.obama said the stimulus plan helped to stop the economic free fall but admitted there's more work to be done. >>> wall street had global economic news and started a week with a rally. the stocks posted their eighth gain in nine trading days. investors responded to word that china says it's economy remains robust. the dow jones gained 81 points. the nasdaq picked up 43. >>> a new survey of credit scores indicates californians have reduced their credit card debt but at the same time their credit ratings have gone down as well. san francisco base credit karma said today that credit card debt is down 6% for california consumers since the start of the year, but credit scores are down by an average of two points in that same time period. nationally, the average debt on credit card was more than
a business license. >>> president obama made a point to visit to the home district of a virginia congressman today to make some points about the economy and the upcoming election. with that in mind, the president visited the fairfax, virginia home of a family hit home by the economicdown turn. the congressman there is in a tough reelection fight. mr.obama said the stimulus plan helped to stop the economic free fall but admitted there's more work to be done. >>> wall street had global economic news and started a week with a rally. the stocks posted their eighth gain in nine trading days. investors responded to word that china says it's economy remains robust. the dow jones gained 81 points. the nasdaq picked up 43. >>> a new survey of credit scores indicates californians have reduced their credit card debt but at the same time their credit ratings have gone down as well. san francisco base credit karma said today that credit card debt is down 6% for california consumers since the start of the year, but credit scores are down by an average of two points in that same time period. nationally, th
from a backyard in irfax, virginia. somebody's backyard. ro the topic of help for small business. small business is the growth engine ofco jobs in this countr. do they get eleaf? in the meantime, seniorhite house correspondent ed henry joins me to talk about taxes, politics, a stubborn economy and an election. ed? >> reporter: rig. as you lay that out, the new development here this morning, this afternoon is that this white house feels that over th weekend it sort of was a boehner blink if you will. the house republican leader sort of shifted his position. he was on cbs yesterday and was basically saying th he could support just moving forward on extending the bush taxuts for the middle class. as you just defined. individuals making $200,000 or less per year. families makes $250,000 oress we are year nap is the. obama position. remember, the president on friday gave republican as push at that news conference here at the white house and basically the middle class hostage. go forward with extending the middle class tax cuts and forget about the tax cuts for the rich. the republicans, lik
of indiana, the virginia attorney general thater has been very controversial. the people not speaking are any member of congress who voted for the giant stimulus package. all these people here are for less government spending for aller government in general. you see there are quite a few of em. look at the march underway at pennsylvania avenue if we ha that video. thousands of people marching from the washington monument where they had a prayer rvice earlier to the capitol steps where they expect to hear the speeches and speakers. the whole message of this event is a very political one; whereas, glenn beck came and it was somewhat of a solemn affair on the national mall aouple of weeks ago. this one is very political in advance of the elections. one of the organizers dick army says it's to send meage to incumbent candidates. re is what he had to say. let's slisten. >> it's a choice between smal government conservatives or big government liberals. big spenders versus people responsible with the taxpayers money. >> the slogan o the march here today is remember november. so they want people when
're right. i'm about 20 miles outside of washington, d.c. right now. virginia, a democratic state in 2008. president obama took it back, however, in 2009, t.j., we saw republicans take back the governorship. republicans are hoping to pick up a couple seats in this state in their quest for at least 39 seats. the number, t.j., that they need to take back the house of representatives. you're right i got to spend about a half hour with republican national committee chairman michael steele, t.j., as we grove out here, very interesting things to say to me. >> we have watched as this government has ignored the people. and has acted in a way in which they have dismissed, they have name called, and they have just put out of their minds what's important. what's important to america. well, guess what? we take the country back by firing pelosi. we take the country back by retiring harry reid. >> reporter: there you go. there's michael steele in washington, d.c. right before he left to head into virginia, t.j. let me tell you, a couple things he had to say to me on the way out here to fairfax, 20 mime
and take the first leg of this bus. they're heading into virginia, and as our viewers know, virginia was a blue state in 2008, president obama won it. however, in 2009, republicans took back the governorship. they feel they can win some democratic seats in virginia. >> thank you so much here's a look at results from other big races. the nation's capital now on track for a new mayor. adrian fenty lost his democratic primary chair to vincent gray, and in new hampshire to close to call. ovide lamontagne is claiming to be the only true conservative. kelly ayotte is endorsed by sarah palin. for all of our political news, go to our website, >>> there might be more bad news for the gulf of mexico. one scientist says she's discovered oil on the sea floor miles away from the deepwater horizon site. we'll take a closer look at what that means. >>> plus, coming um, hurricane season if it ended today, we'd have a pretty normal season. unfortunately we are only about halfway done. the latest on the storms in atlantic coming up in your forecast. on drirstched!" gecko water bottle.
wright for the for that traffic. >> slowing in virginia and up to 66, slowing down on braddock road. the crew and checking out the ride. we had an earlier crash north of 66. the accident activity out of the way in the strike safety zone. all lanes are open as you work northbound on 495 and headed to tyson's corner and leaving 236 to 66 and 66 itself briefly and this is 234. again, as you work between 50 and 123 and after nuttily street to the beltway and 95 on the breaks -- brakes in woodbridge and 395 here with the lanes open and no problems to report as you work south capitol street at the douglas bridge and on 295, on the bridge, that is where we had a crash tieing up the right lane. the outer loop is slow, 95 to georgia, southbound 270 and not bad here in rockville. the top side, that is where we had delays at 109 and 118. that is a check of the fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> from california this morning, a fire ravaged a neighborhood in san bruno, south of san francisco. one death already attributed to the flames and it's because of a possible gas explosion. >> reporter: this mass
, america speaking and what will raise the curtain today in sterling, virginia, is an outline of an agenda that we'd like to see democrats bring to the floor this week, today. that will focus on getting this economy moving again, getting spending under control. and, yes, it includes rolling back the both the failed economic policies and the broadly rejected government takeover of health care enacted last march. >> one of the things that's talked about in the pledge is about job creation and among the ideas there is a 20% reduction in income tax for small businesses. how is that fundamentally different than all of the small business initiatives that have already been proposed by the obama administration? >> well, what we're really talking about is 20% reduction immediately on the bottom line of every small business owner and family farmer in america. but you're also going to hear republicans today standing out here as i am in front of a small business this sterling, virginia. you're going to hear republicans talk today about congress ought to be acting to make sure there's no t
statewide elections we've had post-obama in massachusetts, virginia and new jersey. 50% decline in young people's vote. while many of them are disenchanted perhaps with president obama, i have to tell you, a lot of us older democrats are getting a little frustrated with the youngsters. this is a marathon race. yeah, they got their hopy changy guy in 2008. if they want to actually enact all that change, they have to stay in the game. >> david, from a republican perspective, do you think the gop would like to see more alan grayson? >> alan grayson is a big part of the problem, generally, with the country. he is really a talk radio figure more than a political figure. he is not somebody who is in congress to make legislation. obviously he can't work with anybody on the other side of the aisle, the way he talks. his strategy, it will work for him, is to become famous by being polarizing, to stand out, to become a symbol of the left for the left against the right. you can raise a lot of money that way. you can't accomplish anything. and that is part of the same disease that's consuming us all
's focused on the middle >>class? >> right. you mention that tomorrow he's goining to be going to virginia sitting at a family's kitchen table, talk about kitchen table issues, household budgets, things of that that nature and trying to highlight the efforts the president has made over the last 18 mountains to get the economy back on track but it all happens in a potical context where democrats, the president's party, of course, in serious trouble, and this is the curtain week now on the campaign season. we saw the president kick it off last monday, labor day, at tha rally in milwaukee where he gave that political stemwinder of a speech taking republicans to tack, by all accounts, experts say the republicans have a chance of winning a majority in the house, a better than even chance and perhaps can even win in the senate. we've seen the president now focusing on the economy. and the curtain coming up here as congress returns after a long august break. here it is the second week after labor day. and they're coming back only for about four weeks before they go back out on the campaign trail
relationships. they say they were teenagers when this happened. long as denying the charges. a woman in virginia is scheduled to be executed tomorrow. her name is theresa lois she's likely to be the first person put to death in the state in nearly a century. some argue since her iq is in the low seventies near the level of retardation she should not be on death row. she pleaded guilty in the 2002 murders ever has been an stepson. virginia's governor has refused to stop the execution. here's something traffic cops don't see every day. adnan in a gray suit riding on a tv. it happened in ohio on the road that have been closed for construction it wasn't supposed to be anyone out there. police think this is the man is been causing other mischief in the area of putting on the eight suits and schering people. 24 year-old jamie he said his staff was inspired by the end tv show jackass. he was surprised to hear he's being cited for several violations. >> talking about costumes even though halloween as a month away the search is on yah hoo for the perfect costumer heating up. kimberly tells us what some o
news, sterling, virginia. >> just ahead here tonight. bad guys on bike in berkeley. crack down on 2 wheel safety offenders. that's coming up next. >> forget the bear spray. montana woman stops a bear with attacking her with a conveniently table. story as conveniently table. story as the news woman: did you bring the mera phone? man: i did. do you wanna go first? i've been waiting for this all day. ok, th is from... aunt stacey. introducing chase quickdepos. just photograph the front and back oyour check using the chase mobile app on your iphone, and hit send. it went through. this is so cool. this is so cool. u wanna try it? yea. ok. all right. who's next? make a deposit from anywhere, anytime-- with your iphone. to mister and misses walker. why would they send my parents a check? chase what matters. ♪ our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give u any phony plans or snappy slogans thaton't go anywhere. we have to make so tough decisions. we have to live wiin our means. we have got to take the wer from the state capitol and move it down the local level, closer to the
about the economy with local families in albuquerque, des moines and richmond, virginia. also getting help from another heavy hitting on the campaign trail. emily schmidt has more. >> at the end of september, politics. feels like november. >> you ought to be there for him on election day. >> heavy hitters are campaigning in races that would have been a cinch in the past. democrat barney frank has been in congress for 30 years but this year republicans are threatening to take back control of the hill. >> when we don't have people trying to make things work and trying to obstruct, we can provide the economy this country deserves. >> before they have a right to be angry, they have a right to be disappointed but they still have to make a choice. a referendum is a choice between two candidates. >> bill clinton stumped in two states this weekend. he hit four states he won in the past. >> it means there's no such thing as a state's state for democrats this year. no such thing as a dark blue state. no such thing as a safe slam dunk election. >> both parties are focussed on the economy and who
of those three pieces of the broken pipe. the pieces are currently in virginia for examination to figure out what happened. the blast killed 8 people and destroyed more than 30 homes. >>> in the bay area a fifth person is now charged with posing as a victim of the pipeline explosion in order to get help. 51-year-old daniel stansbury of los altos pled not guilty to seven charges including identity theft and falsely claiming aid. prosecutors say went to a resource center for blast victims and used a false name. said he lived in the crestmoor neighborhood. he allegedly accepted more than $2,000 in gift cards and prosecutors say he spent nine nights in hilton hotels paid for by pg&e. >>> the on-again, off-again execution is now off again and it will be for some time. albert greenwood brown was scheduled to be put to death tonight. it would have been california's first execution in nearly five years. but the state supreme court denied a request by the state to begin using new procedures for electromagnetics. now the state won't be able to execut
. >>> virginia could put a woman to death tomorrow. 41-year-old teresa lewis, if excued, will be the first woman put to death in virginia in almost a century. lewis is sentenced to death for giving two men money and sex to kill her husband and stepson. the supreme court refused to intervene yesterday. >>> later today the owner of one of the farms that produced millions of contaminated eggs is expected to tell congress he's sorry. the owner of two iowa egg farms will explain how salmonella infected the eggs. jack decoster of wright countying a blames chicken feed from an outside supplier. the food and drug administration found filthy conditions at his facility. >> manure piles that were old enough that maggots were forming. they had rat holes that allowed rats to enter the facilities. >> decoster rallied -- recalled over half a billion eggs after the fda asked him to. no one died but more than 1500 people became ill from those contaminated eggs. >>> right now it's 6:08. we want to check your look at traffic. mike inouye has the latest. >> we'll take you to the area where right on schedule we had
of virginia vargas, james madison, the pink anies of south carolina. charles cokes worth and challs, king of massachusetts, zander hamilton of new york. benjamin franklin and thomas, robert morris of pennsylvania. morris of pennsylvania. and william patterson of new jersey. some of the names we still remember in history of signing the constitution. next telephone call fro charlotte, north carolina. good morning on this constitution day as we ask you whether or not you believe in original meaning or the living document. ivan, democrat's line. caller: let's take the original intent and work with that. because that is where the disagreement is. the reason why there's even a debate is because what is the founding philosophy that governs the constitution is the acquisition of property. the central focus of the constitution is a concern over properties. what makes this such -- what makes or gives this the character of a living document or original intent is the idea of slave enrichment slavery has 10 pro vigs and the most engrossed element of the constitution. they were concerned about establis
this afternoon with a meeting with voters in richmond, virginia. a new field poll shows that in california, a heavily dam state, voters give president obama higher marks than voters nationwide. the field poll shows 53% of likely california voters think the president is doing a good job compared with 45% of all u.s. voters. still, about the same number said the nation is heading in the wrong direction. >>> 7:46. it's almost one year since anthony batts came oakland's new police chief. so how is the city doing and how has the department changed? chief batts is in the studio with us. thanks for being here. >> aappreciate you allowing me to come. it will be a year the end of the -- of october. >> i was with you when you took over in long beach and now you are here. it's been an eventful year, a lot of things have happened. as you size it up, just as a capsule, how would you size up a year in oakland. >> i think oakland is kind of interesting. where i came from there's ebbs and flows. oakland is on all of the time. i think we've improved as an organization. crime is down, the murder rate is dow
of west virginia and western maryland there are a few upper 40's. high temperatures near 80 degrees with a lot of s all of america's -- wow. all of america's weather coming up on this friday in just a minute. george and robin? >> you are happy the weekend is upon us. >> i am. >> thank you sam. >>> after a year in iranian prison, one of the american hikers set to be released tomorrow. what does that mean for the other two hikers still being held? >>> and later, are your pants lying to you? why your pants size may be larger than you think. say it isn't so. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] the best way to tell how great you look is in your jeans. drop a jean size in two weeks with the special k challenge and enjoy a good source of fiber in many of your favorite special k products. ♪ jeans don't lie. go to to design your plan. stay twice... earn a free night! two separate stays at comfort inn or any of these choice hotels can earn you a free night -- only when you book at can earn you a free night -- with the best decongestant. my choice is clear. claritin-d
and taxes and they say that is exactly the wrong direction to go. >> gregg: let's talk about west virginia and the senate race there? >> this is an amazing race, very popular governor, 67% approval rating but he is a she runng sck into the fact that 62% of virginia voters disapprove of the job that president obama is doing. because of that, the close, points up by five we move that into the. toss-up category. its race that we didn't expect to be close when senator byrd passed away. >> julie: tea party backed candidate, going from leaning or shifting from leaning gop to hilid gop. tell us about this one? >> kentucky is a state john mccain won by 17 points. republicans are expected to do well. when rand paul beca nominat, it was a tough breakout. democrats thought they could pull off a surprise here. many democrats sti think there is a chance there is reason to hope if you are democrat. only two-thirds of rand paus supporters say they are certain they are going to vote forhim him. >> gregg: let's go to california i thought meg whitman had a comfortablepe lead. what happened? >
back-to-school pep talk with the nation's students. coming up, a chat with a virginia teacher who was face-to-face with the president on monday. >>> cuba's seismic shift. a half million government workers getting pink slips. >>> gornlg i'm tony harris. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> a tea party favorite and a gop candidate locked in a tight race, a long-time congressman battles ethics charges and five opponents. it is primary election day in seven states and the district of columbia. we are spotlighting the hot races. paul steinhauser joining us live from washington, d.c. paul, delaware and, let's say, new hampshire top our list because of what we like to call the tea party factor. >> reporter: you are absolutely right. this last big round of primaries this year, and you've got that kind of crisis going on there on the republican side in the primaries. tea party backed candidates and conservative candidates taking on and gaining strength at the expense of the mainstream republican candidates. long-time did republican candidate mike ca
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